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  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 19-25

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 19-25
    Friday | "Rest": In this new drama by Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale"), a retirement home on the verge of closure endures a blizzard. Though Oct. 12 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-871-3000 or victorygardens.org Saturday | "The...
  • Aging seems to be a common theme this September

    Aging seems to be a common theme this September
    This weekend the new season of Chicago theater gets underway in earnest. If there is an unintended theme of the fall, I'd say it is that Chicago theater finds itself collectively engaged with issues dealing with the final years of our lives. If you have a...
  • Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season

    Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season
    After the scaled-back current season, the Victory Gardens Theater will return to full producing strength during the 2014-15 season — which features five shows, including two world premieres and the first Chicago production of plays by Samuel D....
  • Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'

    Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'
    This week's Theater Loop Showcase is "Great Expectations" from Strawdog Theatre Company. Charles Dickens' classic story of orphan boy Pip and his emergence into London gentility is furiously ennacted by six actors over two hours in Gale Childs Daly's...
  • Play about India call center never makes a connection

    Play about India call center never makes a connection
    "Disconnect," the aptly named new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar at the Victory Gardens Theater, is set in a collection agency in Chennai, India, where smart, ambitious and energetic young Indian workers assume pseudonyms like Jennifer and Michelle and try...
  • 'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas

    'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas
    Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops. “For me, as a...
  • Victory Gardens announces smaller season, Sandra Oh

    Victory Gardens announces smaller season, Sandra Oh
    Citing the need for financial responsibility and a desire to conserve resources for the 40th anniversary season, Victory Gardens Theater artistic director Chay Yew announced Monday that the venerable non-profit will have a 2013-14 subscription season of...
  • Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals

    Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals
    The words and rhymes of 12 high school poets competing in the individual finals of the Louder Than a Bomb slam poetry festival echoed off the marble walls of the Chicago Cultural Center Wednesday night. Jada-Amina Harvey, a member of Kenwood Academy's...
  • Julie Harris, a Chicago appreciation

     Julie Harris, a Chicago appreciation
    Chicago theater often is perceived as a kind of giant theater graduate school — a place for young artists to find opportunity, refine their craft and attract attention from elsewhere. There is truth to that image. But sometimes, an older actor...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
  • Story of '80s corporate takeover feels fresh in 'Money'

    Story of '80s corporate takeover feels fresh in 'Money'
    It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...